Prerequisites for Earth and Space Physics and Engineering

Students with any Danish or foreign Bachelor degrees in technological or natural science can be admitted according to the academic requirements following below.

Academic requirements for this programme

National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)

Students from the following BSc Eng Programme at DTU have a legal right of admission to the MSc Eng programme in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering:

Other National and International (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark) Applicants

Applicants with other BSc Engs from DTU and other BSc Engs and BScs in Natural Sciences from Danish or international universities may also be admitted to the programme, based on an individual assessment.

Applicants should possess good qualifications in basic mathematics and physics, including electromagnetics, thermodynamics, astrophysics, geophysics, basic electric circuit theory, and mathematical and numerical methods.

BScs in Oceanography from the University of the Faroe Islands can be admitted but must expect to upgrade their knowledge of basic electric circuit theory in the first semester.

The specific academic requirements for the MSc courses can be found in DTU's course database, and it is the individual student's responsibility to ensure that these requirements are met.

As a guide, the following two groups of DTU courses form the basis for the general competencies required to enter the ESPE master degree programme. It is advised that applicants during their bachelor have completed similar courses equivalent to at least the first group of courses mentioned below.

01005 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1 20 point Autumn and Spring
01034 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
10033 Mechanics and Physical Modeling 10 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17) and Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
10034 Thermodynamics and statistical physics 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
10036 Electromagnetism for physicists 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
31400 Electromagnetics 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
30400 Electromagnetics 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
30150 Mathematical and Numerical Methods in solid Earth Physics 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)

Note however that the above list of courses does not ensure all necessary prerequisites for the courses of the MSc programme. Depending on the focus area of interest during the MSc programme, different courses from the list are more relevant than others and choices should then be done in order to secure the necessary prerequisites.

Moreover, the 2nd group of courses (or similar) in the list below form a good basis for the ESPE MSc programme.

30020 Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation 5 point F7 (Tues 18-22)
30120 Astrophysics 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
30131 Geo- and Planetary Physics I 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
30142 Geo- and Planetary Physics ll 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
30160 Continuous and Discrete Time Signals 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
34600 Electric circuits 1 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
31001 Electric circuits 1 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
30015 Basic electronics for instrumentation 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)

General admission requirements

Only applicants holding a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering (diplomingeniøruddannelse) or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. The bachelor's degree must be less than ten years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants must complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified as a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor's programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.

Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng programme do not form part of the MSc Eng programme, and tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the specified deadlines, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.

The Master of Science in Engineering programmes are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL, CAE)

DTU offers an Honours Programme as part of all MSc  Eng. programmes. The admission requirements are described at

Specific prerequisites for the Industry MSc Eng Programmes

The prerequisites are similar to the specific ones that apply to the 2-year-programmes, but in addition, the applicant must have a job relevant to the studies with a workload of at least 25 hours a week, or the applicant may be self-employed in a start-up company. Read more about the rules on